Krzysztof Jotko vs Gerald Meerschaert Pick, 4/30/2022 Predictions UFC Vegas 53 Odds
Krzysztof Jotko vs Gerald Meerschaert
UFC Vegas 53
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, April 30, 2022
Krzysztof Jotko will take on Gerald Meerschaert at UFC Vegas 53 on Saturday, April 30, 2022. The opening odds have Jotko coming in at -170 while Meerschaert is priced at +150.
Krzysztof Jotko will be looking to add a victory to his record of 23-5-0. The 32-year-old tips the scales at 185 lbs and measures in at 6'1". The southpaw fighter has an arm span of 77". Gerald "GM3" Meerschaert measures 6'1" and records a weight of 185 lbs. The southpaw fighter comes into this bout holding a record of 34-14-0. The 34-year-old has a reach of 77". When talking about significant strikes, Krzysztof Jotko is landing 2.92 per minute and Gerald Meerschaert is connecting on 3.11 significant strikes per min. Jotko is connecting on 41% of the significant strikes he tries while Meerschaert is connecting on 44%. In terms of defending themselves, Jotko takes 2.24 significant strikes per min and "GM3" takes 3.43. Jotko also stops 57% of the significant strikes his opponents throw at him while Meerschaert deflects 52% of the strikes thrown in his direction.
|UFC Vegas 53||Krzysztof Jotko||Gerald Meerschaert|
|Average Fight Time||13:03||7:27|
|Weight||185 lbs||185 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||2.92||3.11|
When it comes to wrestling, Krzysztof Jotko is the lesser skilled wrestler as he takes his opponents to the mat 1.15 times per 15 minutes. Jotko is finishing his takedown attempts on 34% of his attempts and is stopping 83% of takedowns his opponents have tried. Meerschaert is taking his opponents to the mat on 41% of the takedowns he attempts and thwarting 35% of all takedowns attempted on him. Regarding subbing the opposition, Jotko is the lesser skilled of the two fighters by attempting 0.1 finishes per 15 min while Meerschaert looks to get 2.0 finishes per 15 min.
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The last time he fought, Krzysztof Jotko faced Misha Cirkunov and ended up winning this fight by way of split decision in round 3. Cirkunov landed 55 of 106 total strikes that he let go. Jotko walked away from this fight having landed 56 of 115 total strikes. Concerning significant strikes, Cirkunov landed 41 of 91, which means his percentage was 45%. He ended up landing 13 of 59 significant strikes aimed at the head. On the other side, Jotko ended up landing 43% of his significant strikes by connecting on 41 of 95. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he connected on 23 of 76 pointed at the head. 68% of the significant strikes landed by Cirkunov and 90% of them connected on by Jotko were thrown at a distance.
In the last Octagon appearance for Gerald Meerschaert, he faced off with Dustin Stoltzfus and wound up getting the victory by way of rear naked choke in round 3. Stoltzfus ended up landing 58% of his significant strikes at distance and Meerschaert ended up landing 90% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Meerschaert connected on 50% of his significant strikes attempted by landing 11 of 22. He landed 8 of 19 significant strikes aimed at the head. Stoltzfus ended up landing 12 of 32 significant strikes in that battle. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he ended up connecting on 8 of 28 directed at the head. Regarding total strikes that he let go, Stoltzfus was 51 of 72 and Meerschaert was 19 of 30 of all the strikes he attempted.
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Another fight to keep an eye on is when Daniel Da Silva encounters Francisco Figueiredo. Da Silva looks to add a victory to his total of 11-2-0. The 25-year-old is fighting at 125 lbs and measures in at 5'6". The switch fighter has a reach of 70". Figueiredo stands in at 5'6" and weighs in at 125 lbs. The southpaw fighter has a mark of 12-4-1 (1 NC). The 32-year-old extends his reach 68". In terms of takedowns, Daniel Da Silva scores a takedown 0.50 times per 15 minutes while Francisco Figueiredo gets a takedown 3.00 times per 15 min. In the striking category, Da Silva is connecting on 3.47 strikes/minute and landing 80% of the strikes that he attempts. The other guy in this fight is Francisco Figueiredo, who connects on 58% of the strikes that he throws and connects on 1.90 per min.
If you're into fun fights, you're going to want to see when Yohan Lainesse is set to face off with Gabe Green. Green looks to add a victory to his career total of 10-3-0. The 28-year-old weighs in at 170 lbs and measures 5'10". The switch fighter has a reach of 73". Lainesse measures in at 6'1" and will fight at 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a win to his record of 8-0-0. The 29-year-old has a reach of 76". Regarding takedowns, Gabe Green is able to thwart 57% of his opponents' takedown tries and is taking his opponents to the mat on 80% of the times he tries. Lainesse is taking his opponents to the mat on 10% of his attempts and is able to stop 10% of takedowns his opponents have tried. Concerning striking, Green absorbs 7.23 strikes/minute and he is landing 6.57 strikes per min. Lainesse, at the same time, absorbs 1.24 strikes per min and is landing 3.09 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Gerald Meerschaert (+150)
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